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For people to understand autism does not define him.

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I think that my hesitation to accept that anything was different about me stemmed from a misconception of what ASD really was, how the disorder manifests itself, and how wide the spectrum truly is.

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"I know today may have left you with so many different emotions. My parents had those same feelings when I was diagnosed with autism when I was 4. But my parents were able to get through that day and so will you. You will become a champion for your child and their greatest advocate they will ever have."

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"I use both phrases when talking about my son's autism. I sometimes say he is autistic. I sometimes say he has autism. Both to me are labels. Labels that do not scare me. Labels that make me proud. Labels I hope that one day make him feel proud, and not ashamed."

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard, "He doesn't look autistic" or "oh my kid does that, it’s normal."

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